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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
quote in pakistan, after an outspoken 14-year-old was shot by the taliban for promoting education for girls. >> woodruff: and we examine new evidence that lance armstrong was at the center of a sophisticated professional doping program, including testimony from his former teammates. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we also always recalled suffering of young girls under the taliban, and women. we recall when little girls were not allowed to even learn how to read and write, and it was a common phenomenon when mothers could not even take their sick children to a hospital to be treated, when women became beggars in order to feed their families, when there was public education. execution of women. all of this happened under the taliban. basically when when were barred from any public participation. but nevertheless brave women who manage to run a school for little girls but once the taliban were gone there was at least a substantial group of young girls who were educated and were able to read and write. this morning i was quite curious, checked the statistic of girls' education and in afghanistan, the elementary level, it was 40%, but at the high school level, it is 6%. that is what we saw and you may want to correct. 20% at the other level, 66% of boys at the elementary level, 6% at the high school level, 18% for boys. we all know that girls have much more access to education. women have more acce
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
old girl was shot in the head for defying the taliban by arguing to help girls get an education. >> porter: what are we doing with american forces being put at risk fighting the taliban more than 11 years after 9/11? part of the answer may be to help girls like malalla usavsi, whose crime was wanting to go to school. >> reporter: she is the girl in stretcher, shot after members of the taliban stopped her van on the way back from school and shot bullets in her head and neck. her crime, saying things like that? "i have the right. i have the right to education. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to speak.." >> she spoke at 11. she had an anonymous blog written by the bbc after the taliban bombed schools in her town to try to prevent girls from getting an education. she knew it was dangerous, when asked what she would tell other girls that are afraid to defy the taliban and stay in their rooms instead. >> i tell her don't stay in your room because god will ask you on the day of judgment, where were you when your people were asking you, when your sch
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
right. here are the latest market figures. >>> the taliban has put the ball in the united states' court. while the insurgent group is fighting international forces in afghanistan, it says it wants to resume peace talks with the u.s. but their conditions would be did i feel to meet. nhk world's hideki yui reports. >> reporter: the u.s. government and taliban started peace talks in 2010 and carried them out in locations such as qatar. but negotiations have been in limbo since march this year. taliban leader mullah muhammad omar issued a statement on wednesday to mark the beginning of the muslim holy day eid al-adha. in his comments, he indicated the group's intention to resume dialogue with the u.s., saying the taliban would continue while also taking political measures. taliban representatives in qatar who handle this political issue, spoke with nhk in august. they said the taliban halted the negotiations after the u.s. demanded that afghan president hamid karzai's government be included. he added that the taliban is ready to discuss peace if key taliban members are freed. omar's stateme
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
now military officials have been saying the taliban have been weakened and are avoiding direct conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a r
Oct 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for american precision guided bombs and special forces on horseback to chase the taliban from power. so thoroughly was the taliban dismantled, that in february 2003 afghan president karzai skofd at the possibility of a taliban spring offensive. >> i don't think that is going to happen. these guys are on the run. they're hiding. >> reporter: but not defeated. taliban leaders retreat mood pakistan where they regrouped. and in 2006 launched a spring offensive which ronald newmann then the person ambassador in afghanistan described in this cable. >> we were surprised by the size of the forces employed. a revitallized enemy with its leadership secure in pakistan mounted a major counterattack. >> i thought it was likely that we could be losing if we didn't up our game. >> reporter: did the u.s. up its game. >> no. >> reporter: why do you think that was? >> well, that was the period when they began to think about the surge in iraq. >> reporter: the war in iraq had reached a crisis point. and that was where president bush was about to commit more forces. the preoccupation with iraq is captured
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
by the taliban. the pakastani girls are demanding an education. the economic crisis and some are ready to celebrate. and he may be -- they may be numbered two on the ticket, but the vice presidential candidates traded verbal blows last night as election day lems. -- looms. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. today people in pakistan observed a day of prayer for malala yousafzai. she is a 14-year-old girl shot in the head by the taliban. her crime was to campaign for girls like herself to have an education. the attack has been condemned across the globe. our journalist was the first to report from her home town. >> prayers across pakistan have been dedicated to malala. the 14-year-old remains in critical condition, three days after a taliban assassin shot her in the head. just two weeks ago the girl that has become the focus of worldwide attention was filmed at home, helping her younger brother with his work. it is for her own writings she became famous. the school flag flies at half mast. the students do not know when she will return here t
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
girl targeted by the taliban. that's after tens of thousands took to the streets to show their support. >>> and a controversial call that helped the tigers take a big lead in the series against the yankees. needless to say, the home team didn't like it at all. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin this monday with the race for the white house and our just-released poll providing a brand new snapshot of an ever-so-close contest. >> indeed. it all comes with eyes on two big deadlines. one day until the second presidential debate. and 22 days to go until election day. november 6th. tahman bradley is following it all in washington and has this live report for us. good morning to you, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. these candidates understand the stakes. that's why they have been huddled with advisers gearing up. president obama and mitt romney are preparing for round two, tomorrow night's second presidential debate. with polls showing a tight race, both campaigns know the stakes are enormous. according to a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, president o
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times by cheating. >> the scientific documents that are there, the financial records, the emails, it paints an undeniable web of unfortunately the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program that we've ever seen a team run. >> lance armstrong has been accused of doping before. what's new, and perhaps most damning in this report are allegations from other teammates that he bullied them into taking perf
Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
of pakistan to britain for the girl that the taliban tried to kill. both countries promised the best possible care for her. there were fears for her security. welcome to gmt. i'm david eades. is the end in sight for the philippines in their long battle with rebels? tracking the whereabouts of a sex offender. western australia has allowed parents to access its list of convicted pedophiles. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the evening in manila, 4:00 in the afternoon in islamabad. the pakistani teenager malala yousafzai is being flown to the uk for specialist treatment after being shot in the head last week by the taliban because the 14-year-old was campaigning for the right of girls to go to school for. she need prolonged care including intensive be rehabilitation. with the taliban still threatening to kill her if she survives, the case has horrified many people in pakistan and around the world. now the latest. >> she began her journey in the early hours. doctors say they have done everything they can and now will rely on the u.k. to help oust. -- out. the teenager had been well known for writin
Oct 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> and fighting chance. doctors in england say the young girl shot if i taliban has a good outlook for recovery. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, and thanks for joining us. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. speaking to reporters on a trip to peru, clinton said security at all of america's diplomatic missions is her job. clinton is pushing back against republicans who have been highly critical of the obama administration's response to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton sought to take the mounting pressure off the white house. >> nobody wants to get answers more than i do. >> clinton was asked to address remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice in which rice said the attack was not preplanned but rather an offshoot of a protest of an anti-muslim video. >> she got the same info
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
mentioned, there are signs that the taliban continues to grow in strength in afghanistan. they carried out a costly attack, damaging and destroying eight nato fighter jets in helmand province. >> there have been fears expressed about what will happen when nato withdraws. some of the 3000 afghans who have worked for the german army are asking if they can immigrate to germany. >> hundreds of afghan workers are waiting to get into their workplace. one of them is this man. he has been working as a translator for the german troops for two years. the troops rely on him and others like him. at 21-year-old student, he is worried about -- the 21-year-old student is worried about what will happen after the bond is where -- after the bundeswehr withdraws. >> afghanistan's government does not have the capacity, they are not able to give us good jobs to run our lives better like now we are doing. >> it is the largest bundeswehr military camp in the country. hundreds of afghans are employed as part of the german deployment in this region. but their close ties the troops also put them at risk -- close ti
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
they hold off the taliban? here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone, it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this check point where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but it's not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now it's a chick pointmanned by afghan police protecting a vital road that is under constant threat from the taliban. but it's still receives plenty of hands-on u.s. support. >> this is what military officials call mentoring. training afghan security forces to stand alone while still providing military backup. that includes teaching them to find homemade bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or a remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor formally of the georgia bureau of investigations trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. and there
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
are now defending their country. the question remains whether they can still hold off the taliban. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this checkpoint where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now a checkpoint manned by afghan police protecting a vital road that's under constant threat from the taliban but it still receives plenty of hands on u.s. support. this is what military officials call mentoring, training afghan security forces to standalone while still providing military back up. that includes teaching them to find home made bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. there has been progress
Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
by the taliban in northern pakistan has been visited -- the teenage activist shot by the taliban in northern pakistan has been visited by a general. she became famous after she criticized the taliban for targeting schools like hers. the taliban has warned that even if malala yousafzai survived the attack she will still be a target -- survived the attack, she will still be a target -- survives the attack, she will still be a target. >> they are in shock. her classmates pray for their friend. she says malala is like our sister. we pray for her earliest recovery and well-being and that others didn't benefit from her in lightning -- and that others benefit from her enlightening views. the injured girl is in the hospital, still unconscious and in critical condition after surgeons removed a bullet from near her spinal cord. >> malala yousafzai. [applause] >> this is malala just a few months ago, receiving an award for her campaigning in favor of girls' education, but her success made her a target for the taliban. the cold-blooded shooting of such an innocent victim has united most of pakistan and
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
must remain in prison, in russia. in pakistan, a 13-year-old has been shot in the head by the taliban. >> we are in a global race today. that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours to sink or swim, do or decline. >> it's midday in london, 4:00 in the afternoon iis, bad. 1:00 in the afternoon in madrid. the spanish red cross has launched its first campaign to help those living within property within its own borders. in the past its helped poor people around the world. last year the charity helped 2 million people in spain. but the harshest economic crisis has pushed another of 300,000 into poverty. tom is in madrid. >> the spanish red cross is one of the best known charities here, known for helping international causes, disaster- stricken or property-stricken countries abroad. it's the first time they've launched an appeal to help spanish people affected by spain's economic crisis. 300,000 people in spain are now very vulnerable and need help in the form of food handouts. it represents the work of many other charities across the country which is increasing because of the ec
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
by the taliban. >> they wanted to kill her, but she felt temporarily. she will rise again. >> these pictures from spain and show hurricane sandy is threatening massive destruction against the east coast of the united states. it is midday in london, 7:00 in the morning in beijing, 3:30 in the afternoon in kabul, where afghan officials are once again faced with the news of violence in a country once considered stable. a suicide bomber targeted at a mosque in maymana, capital of faryab. 40 people were killed, almost half of them policemen, and 50 were wounded. we will cross over to the afghan capital of kabul and join our correspondent to get the latest. what is the very latest news you have about what happened in the mosque? >> their work he added scenes as a suicide bomber at managed to get your elise four -- through at least four lairs of security. worshipers had just left the mosque and were standing outside the provincial government. many high-ranking officials and police chiefs were still inside when the blast went off. they managed to escape serious injuries. but the worst affected were afgha
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
girl targeted by the taliban after tens of thousands took to the street to show share support. >>> and a controversial call that helped the tigers take a big lead in the series against the yankees. needless to say, the home team didn't like it at all. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin this monday with the race for the white house and brand new released poll providing a new snapshot of a very close race. >> increasingly close. it all comes with eyes on two big dead looins. one day until the big presidential debate. and 22 days to go until election day. november 6th. tahman bradley is falling it all from washington. >> reporter: the candidates understandhe stakes. that's why they have been huddle with ed ed with advisers gearing up. president obama and mitt romney are preparing for round two, tomorrow night's second presidential debate. both campaigns know the stakes are enormous. according to a new poll out this morning, president obama leads mitt romney, 49% to 46% among likely voters. there is encouraging news for romney. 59% of his supporters are strongly enthusiastic beh
Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of the taliban say they want to resume talks. the americans might not like the conditions. >> reporter: the u.s. government had peace talks in 2010 and carried them in locations such as qatar. he indicated the group's intention to resume dialogue with the u.s. saying the taliban could continue. they said the work and negotiations after the u.s. demanded that afghanistan president be included. he added that the taliban is ready to discuss peace if taliban members are free. they are displaying a sense of urgency now that negotiations are not moving forward. the u.s. is in the middle of the president's arrest and is not likely to respond to calls for dialogue at the moment. >>> two women from different corners of the world have teamed up to sell something carried by women everywhere. one is from japan. the other from ethiopia. their partnership to sell hand bags began years ago. they had to overcome something. >> reporter: the story begins in ethiopia. in recent years a more stable government has encouraged investors. the economy has grown more than 10% a year. employees at this small workshop m
Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
by the taliban. coming up, what she said that enraged the taliban so much. we'll give you an jut date on her condition. >> and a massive toyota recall. is your call on the list? which ones may be faulty. >> hello, neighbor. you see this? it's called a wallet. the inside of the wallet, that's where money goes. you know what moneyny is? i'm guessing no because you're watching public television. >> jimmy fallon taking his audience to the land of make believe with mr. romney's neighborhood. coming up, fallon's spoof on decision 2012. so what really goes on at twitter. how you can see behind the scenes coming up in business new news. >> and a live look at 880 and oakland. we'll get a full look at the forecast. >>> welcome back. in pakistan a 14-year-old girl who was gunned down by the taliban is remaining unconscious in critical condition. she was targeted for speaking out in support of education for girls. doctors in pakistan removed a bullet from her neck today. yesterday a gunman shot her in the head and neck. the girl began writing a blog about life under the taliban and was an advocate for g
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>> pelley: tonight, the school girl who stood up to the taliban. salala yousafzai goes to britain for treatment of gunshot wounds while her classmates in pakistan vow they won't be stopped. reports from charlie d'agata and ylizabeth palmer. wyatt andrews on the romney tax llan. >> i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. >> pelley: do his numbers add up? that meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids may be just the idsinning. now dr. jon lapook reports other drugs could be contaminated. and bob orr with the notes noesident kennedy wrote when the world faced nuclear war 50 years ago. captioning sponsored by cbs ng n this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. gor us today the most compelling story in the world involves a 14-year-old girl fighting for igr life. she held up a light against the darkness of ignorance and now millions around the world are watching to see if she will die her her cause. malala yousafzai was taken today to a british hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. a week ago in pakistan
Oct 10, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to school freely and there is no fear but in swat, when we go to school we are afraid of taliban. he will kill us and throw acid on our face and he can do anything. >> when she was 12 years old, 12 years old, she met with richard holbrooke, president obama's special envoy to the region. >> how old are you? >> i am 12. >> 12 years old? >> yeah. i would address you all and ambassador, i would request if you can help us in our education, please help. >> according to the "new york times" latest report from pakistan across the country pakistanis reacted with outrage on the attack on malala but the taliban was are the to attack islam forbids for attacking women and girls this way. the taliban press to letter to the press stated, it is clear command of shariah that any female who by any means plays a role against mujahideen should be killed. the taliban say that they are holy warriors defending islam without that status of holy warrior, they would have no justification for anything that they do. more temper rate muslims insist that the taliban are not holy warriors for islam but the taliban
Oct 21, 2012 8:00pm EDT
critical. the places the taliban were seeking to take over. the places most at risk to insurgent gains and potentially a takeover of that country. instead, we wound up sending the first wave of new forces to a part of the country will relatively few people, and i discovered the answer was simply, tribal rivalries. not in afghanistan but in the pentagon. the first wave of troops were u.s. marines and they wanted to bring their own helicopters, their own logistics units and didn't want to work with u.s. army soldiers in the areas in and around the city of kandahar, and here was this tale of our own services fighting with each other instead of fighting in common purpose against the enemy. and the stories go on. there was internal fighting within the state department, within the u.s. agency for international development. in one other tale i recount in the book, we had some real serious infighting between president obama's own national security team and senior people at the state department over the whole question of, was it wise to try to broach potential piece take the taliban? and we wou
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and today stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: today, white house spokesman jay carney echoed the criticism. >> there is no question that when four american personnel are killed in an attack on an diplomatic facility, that the security there was not adequate to-
Oct 17, 2012 4:00am EDT
no americans were hurt. but ten afghan soldiers were injured. the taliban has already claimed the responsibility for the attacks. >>> and a busy border crossing between the u.s. and canada. the peace arch in washington state turning violent tuesday. the crossing was closed after a man driving a van with washington state plates shot a female canadian guard in the neck. and then, killed himself. police are trying to figure out why the gunman opened fire. >>> hundreds of mourners remembering u.s. ambassador chris stevens, during a public memorial at san francisco city hall. former colleagues say stevens will be remembered for his skill as a diplomat and his personal charm. stevens was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate on september 11th. >>> and rattled nerves in the northeast this morning after a rare earthquake hit southern maine. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck just after 7:00 last night, just 20 miles west of portland. it could be felt throughout new england. people running into the streets, as the ground shook. but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >
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Oct 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
from the taliban and invite us to come in, and this was the only mission that they left me out of my teamment they sent me back to my vehicle. they let my team go in. they replaced me with another guy named gunner sergeant johnson. they were going to interthe village, secure a town meeting and the village elders were going to renounce themselves from the taliban, like i said. this is huge for us because, you know, you lower the supporters of the enemy, then obviously you lower your freedom of movement. and therefore you're starting to win. >> jon: this is a strategic battle. >> gangial valley. it's like a horseshoe valley. in afghanistan, i've never seen a place where you had the high ground to be honest because you look on map, you're like, we'll get to this high ground, you have it, as soon as you get up there and trek up the mountain, you look up, there's another one higher than us. >> jon: more high ground until you go all the way to everest. >> wherever, exactly. >> jon: wherever the hell you're going to get to. >> who knows. so anyway, we're going to go in, secure the town meet
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
for assassination by the taliban because she dared to stand up and speak out. the world is just now learning about this. and reacting to it in horror. we get our report tonight from our nbc news pakistan based correspondent amna nawaz. >> reporter: she's known as a fighter for peace, for the right of girls like her to go to school. that made 14-year-old malala an enemy of the taliban. today, gunmen hunted her down at her school in pakistan. police say her classmates tried to protect her. but the men waited until she came out and they shot her, once in the neck, once in the head. a taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they wanted to kill her for at least a year, to silence a voice that dared to speak out against them. >> they cannot stop me, i will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place. >> reporter: this 2009 interview with a journalist was one the girl gave as one of the best known, most outspoken and youngest critics of the extremist forces ravaging her country. >> i was very scared. the militants threw acid on my face. they can do anything. >> report
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